Show #4218 - Wednesday, December 25, 2002


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Valerie Reyna, a high school chemistry teacher from Austin, Texas

Noah Tarnow, a freelance editor from New York, New York

Marc Goldenberg, an economist from Miami Beach, Florida (whose 2-day cash winnings total $22,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And there are a lot of them!)
    $200 7
God told Moses to place the 10 Commandments in this container
    $200 21
This state's first official "Lone Star" flag was a naval flag it adopted in 1836 while still a republic
    $200 16
An inexperienced person is this 'behind the ears"
    $200 26
Scouts take note, this activity permitted
    $200 1
"Spills" of this are bad for shore birds but good for a species of fly whose larvae feed in them
    $200 6
"Fool to Cry" was a Top 10 hit for this group in '76, which must have given them "Satisfaction"
    $400 9
Jesus asked this disciple to follow him as he sat in his tax office
    $400 22
A white silhouette of this bovine of the plains adorns Wyoming's flag
    $400 17
2 bucks to win on Dances-A-Lot in the 7th, for example
    $400 27
Ahoy!, signal ahead; this kind of signal
    $400 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew scubadiving) A stretched & twisted polyp forms the coral seen here, named for this human body part
    $400 8
This swivel-hipped legend released "A Fool Such as I" in 1959 & just plain "Fool" in '73
    $600 10
In writing to the Ephesians, he called himself "An Apostle of Jesus Christ by the Will of God"
    $600 23
The flags of Mississippi & Georgia each display this many stars
    $600 18
In '60s Top 40 songs it preceded "Back", "Ready" & "Together"
    $600 28
Bring extra batteries, this kind of exploring ahead
    $600 3
Charles Darwin clocked the speed of these animals at 4 miles a day
    $600 13
"Foolish Pride" gave him a Top 40 hit in 1986, without any help from John Oates
    $800 11
The book of Proverbs is "The Proverbs of" this man, "The Son of David, King of Israel"
    $800 24
South Carolina's original state flag of 1776 didn't feature this tree; it was added in 1861
    $800 19
Term for the goal in hockey, soccer or lacrosse
    $800 29
"Station" yourself for these forest folks headquartered up ahead
    $800 4
Some coots have a shield, an extension of this up the forehead, purpose dubious
    $800 14
In 1991 this sexy Welshman sang "Fool For Rock 'N' Roll" on his "Carrying a Torch" album
    $1000 12
He asked God, "Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee?"
    DD: $1,200 25
This state's flag features the sun symbol of the Zia Pueblo Indians in crimson on a field of gold
    $1000 20
As a verb, it can mean to rent or lease
    $1000 30
This specific mountaineering activity permitted here
    $1000 5
This part of the dodder, a parasitic plant, rots away once the dodder penetrates the other plant's stem
    $1000 15
"A Fool in Love" was the first big hit for this couple known for their stormy marriage & their "Revue"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Marc Noah Valerie
$2,200 $800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Marc Noah Valerie
$3,400 $5,000 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And my favorite would be Shemp, but we couldn't do a whole category on Shemp, so we did it on HEMP instead.)
    $400 6
The three largest countries in the world in area
    $400 16
Rivalry between Lords Lucan & Cardigan aided the miscommunication leading to this disastrous Oct. 1854 "Charge"
    $400 11
In this rock band, Larry Mullen, Jr. plays drums; The Edge plays lead guitar
    $400 21
A drawbridge crosses it
    $400 23
These wispy clouds take their name from the Latin for "curl" of hair
    $400 1
The 42-line versions of the Bible he printed around 1450 were printed on hemp paper
    $800 7
The three largest Hawaiian islands
    $800 17
Hafizullah Amin's failure to appease traditional & ethnic leaders of this nation led to the Soviet invasion in 1979
    $800 12
On a hilarious sitcom on HBO, he played befuddled talk show host Larry Sanders
    $800 22
It's the "moving" municipality about 55 miles west of Pensacola, Florida
    $800 24
Called Curly as a youth, this Sioux chief led the attack on Custer at Little Big Horn
    $800 2
During her reign from 1837 to 1901, this queen used hemp for a variety of medicinal purposes
    DD: $2,000 8
The three countries that border Mexico
    DD: $3,000 18
General Henri Navarre's failure to recognize a fully mobilized Viet Minh led to the fall of this hamlet in May 1954
    $1200 13
Larry Hovis co-starred as Sergeant Carter on this World War II-set sitcom
    $1200 28
He's the influential Italian artist whose unique work is seen here
    $1200 25
In mythology, Athena changed the beautiful curls of this maiden into hissing serpents
    $1200 3
Tradition tells us how this spiritual leader survived on one hemp seed a day during his 6 steps of asceticism
    $1600 9
The three countries closest to Antarctica
    $1600 19
This French emperor's leadership in the Franco-Prussian War led to the fall of Paris & the 2nd Republic
    $1600 14
Larry O'Brien was the longtime commisioner of this pro sport
    $1600 29
A former Soviet republic, its capital city is Kishinev
    $1600 26
Curly, Belgian & escarole are 3 types of this salad green
    $1600 4
Often made of hemp, this garment was traditionally paired with ashes as morning attire
    $2000 10
They're Pittsburgh's "Three Rivers"
    $2000 20
The mass attack of heavily-laden English knights into a marsh led to Scottish victory in this 1314 battle
    $2000 15
His books that made it to the screen include "Terms of Endearment" & "Lonesome Dove"
    $2000 27
The baron cuts off one of Belinda's curls in this poem by Alexander Pope
    $2000 5
In 1941 this pioneering auto manufacturer made a car from resin-stiffened hemp fiber

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Marc Noah Valerie
$9,200 $6,200 $5,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2002 State Dept. spokesman Richard Boucher called it "The first new nation of the new millennium"

Final scores:

Marc Noah Valerie
$5,900 $10,200 $10,800
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $10,800

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Marc Noah Valerie
$7,400 $8,200 $5,600
20 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
17 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $21,200

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Game tape date: 2002-09-23
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